Whole Food Plant Based Diet

There are two main meanings of the word diet. The first refers to "the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats." The second use of the word diet refers to "a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons" (OED).

The whole food plant-based diet refers to how humans were designed by nature to "habitually eat." Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet (SAD) is so far from this design that it is making us sick. What we "habitually eat" now is extremely unhealthy. 

A whole food plant-based diet is an eating habit that eats food that are as close to the way you find them in nature as possible. In other words, it avoids most foods that have a label. And it is plant-based, meaning no meat, fish, eggs, or dairy milk.

The whole food plant-based diet, when you eliminate added salt, oil, and sugar, is the healthiest diet on the planet. It can reverse heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. I have studied this for years, and what I am telling you is based on thousands of scientific studies. I promise you there is no diet out there.

For Further Reading:
  • How Not to Die by Michael Greger M.D.
  • Prevent And Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D.
  • Undo It! by Dean Ornish M.D.
  • Reversing Diabetes by Neal Barnard M.D.
  • The China Study by T. Colin Campbell PhD
  • The Starch Solution by John McDougall M.D.

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